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Matthew Monahan

Dead Letter, 2011

Patinated bronze, paladium leaf, stainless steel, mortar, refractory brick
70 9/10 × 13 4/5 × 13 4/5 in
180 × 35 × 35 cm
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Amsterdam
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Courtesy the artist and Galerie Fons Welters. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij
Matthew Monahan
American, b. 1972
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Throughout his career, the Los Angeles-based sculptor Matthew Monahan has stimulated vibrant critical discussion. His forms—variously carved, cast, or built-up from materials that range from wax and paper to bronze—suggest archaeological finds, decrepit remnants of civilizations past or future that may be regarded as lamentations or admonitions. Monahan’s works have an air of quietness and distance that is intentional—they are meant to encourage contemplation. As the artist has written of his sculptures: “They are remote and incomplete and need a careful observer in order to survive.”

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About the work
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Courtesy the artist and Galerie Fons Welters. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij
Matthew Monahan
American, b. 1972
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Throughout his career, the Los Angeles-based sculptor Matthew Monahan has stimulated vibrant critical discussion. His forms—variously carved, cast, or built-up from materials that range from wax and paper to bronze—suggest archaeological finds, decrepit remnants of civilizations past or future that may be regarded as lamentations or admonitions. Monahan’s works have an air of quietness and distance that is intentional—they are meant to encourage contemplation. As the artist has written of his sculptures: “They are remote and incomplete and need a careful observer in order to survive.”

Matthew Monahan

Dead Letter, 2011

Patinated bronze, paladium leaf, stainless steel, mortar, refractory brick
70 9/10 × 13 4/5 × 13 4/5 in
180 × 35 × 35 cm
Sold
location
Amsterdam
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